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There's always something happening at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and you can keep up with events by reading our newletters, press releases and events listing. There is also the opportunity to get more information about the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Lecture.

  • 12/2018 Music workshops at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

    Music workshops at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

    SMO Music Course tutor, Griogair Labhruidh, and the amazing Kalifa Kone (percussion) visited the College recently and gave a work-shop and a taste of some of the music they have been collaborating on for Griogar’s new album which will be coming out in the new year. Kalifa Kone is a...

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  • 11/2018 Head of Gaelic Song at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig to give presentation at Harvard University

    Head of Gaelic Song at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig to give presentation at Harvard University

    Christine Primrose, Head of Gaelic Song at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, will travel to Boston this week where she has been invited to give workshops and a Gaelic Song Presentation at Harvard University. She will also be interviewed on ‘The World’, a leading public radio news magazine with an audience of...

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  • 11/2018

    “A’ Chrannag” - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for a new podcast featuring short fiction in Gaelic, or multilingual work including Gaelic. GAIRM AIRSON IARRTASAN SGRÌOBHAIDH Pod-chraoladh Geàrr-fhicsean Gàidhlig “A’ Chrannag” is a new gaelic podcast which will present some of the best new short works of fiction around. We are currently looking for submissions...

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  • 10/2018

    Sir Iain Noble Memorial Lecture and Young Person of the Year Award 2018

    The seventh Sir Iain Noble Memorial Lecture was delivered by Murdo Beaton of the Isle of Skye, on Thursday 11 October at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig where he gave a moving lecture entitled, “Ann an làrach coise nan Gaisgeach” (In the Footsteps of Heroes). Urras an Eilein, in which Murdo is...

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  • 10/2018 Graduation success at the highest level for Sabhal Mor Ostaig

    Graduation success at the highest level for Sabhal Mor Ostaig

    An evening of celebration was held at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Sleat last Friday (5 October) at the annual Graduation Ceremony which took place at the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture. In total 64 students graduated from the undergraduate and postgraduate programme which the College offers, with particular...

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  • 10/2018 The Death of Connlaoch: An ancient Gaelic ballad re-born

    The Death of Connlaoch: An ancient Gaelic ballad re-born

    Singing the Story: The Death of Connlaoch Saturday 20 October, 6.30 pm, Netherbow Theatre, Scottish Storytelling Centre https://www.sisf.org.uk/event/?eventid=16721 From chiefs’ halls to ceilidh houses, heroic ballads and their stories have been at the heart of Gaelic culture for centuries. They form one of the cultural and artistic high points of...

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  • 10/2018

    Gap year student receives SMO’s Student of the Year award

    The award for Student of the Year was given to Isabelle Flower, who undertook the first year course for fluent speakers – Gàidhlig is Conaltradh.  Isabelle is one of a growing number of students who come to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig from Celtic of Gaelic depts at other universities to take...

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  • 10/2018

    MacDonald of Sleat Poetry Prize 2018

    The winner of this year’s MacDonald of Sleat poetry prize is Torquil Macleod from Lochs, Isle of Lewis. The competition, which is run by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, was instituted by Sir Ian MacDonald of Sleat in memory of his daughter, Deborah, who passed away at an early age. The theme...

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  • 09/2018

    Griogair Labhruidh appointed as new Music Lecturer

    SMO is delighted to announce that the singer and musician, Griogair Labhruidh , will be joining the College as a Lecturer for the BA (Hons) Gaelic and Traditional Music.  Course Leader, Dr Decker Forrest commented: “The BA (Hons) Gaelic and Traditional Music programme is truly exceptional because it focuses first...

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  • 08/2018 Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s Library receives Sorley Maclean’s book collection

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s Library receives Sorley Maclean’s book collection

    The Library at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig has recently received a remarkable collection of books belonging to the renowned poet Sorley Maclean. Numbering almost 1,800 titles, the collection includes old family books, prizes from Sorley’s schooldays and presentation copies, in addition to his own personal acquisitions. Born in Raasay, Sorley Maclean...

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